10 May 2014

Nostalgia Artwork Metal

Sekitar 4 tahun yang lalu, (medio 2008-2010), Dunia dilanda demam neo-hardcore metal, ditandai dengan band-band yang mengusung aliran Heavy Metal tapi membawa attitude yang dipengaruhi oleh Punk Hardcore culture. Terserah bagaimana band-band tersebut menamakan aliran musiknya, entah itu deathcore, metalcore, post-hardcore, yang pasti pola-pola riff, hentakan-hentakan perkusi dan teknik vokal mereka jelas dipengaruhi oleh genre Punk Hardcore yang dikemas dengan musikalitas Heavy Metal.

Fenomena ini juga berimbas kepada trend fashion. Desain-desain merchandise saat itu, terutama T-shirt amat jelas terinfluence oleh genre musik ini. Diwajibkannya format digital oleh produsen-produsen merchandise, membuat karya-karya artwork pada periode ini, memiliki ciri tarikan garis inking yang rapi, selayaknya tarikan garis pena digital.

Dibandingkan dengan artwork-artwork genre Black Metal atau Death Metal yang begitu gelap dan suram, artwork-artwork pada periode ini muncul dengan warna-warna pastel yang cerah dalam skema warna yang cukup gemuk (5-8 warna).

Sayapun terimbas oleh manisnya periode ini. Siapa yang tidak? :) Meskipun tidak se-yahud karya master-master artworker lulusan emptees, namun beberapa artwork nostalgia yang saya pajang disini, cukup mengebulkan dapur dan mengasapi paru-paru saya saat itu. Well, just watch and comment for free dude.
Not Sure, what genre is this artwork for

Coba-coba bermain dengan genre metalcore

Print with DTG soon...

Sold to Dynamite

Artwork yang cukup Dark?

Artwork untuk band DeathCore lokal Bali

Design Deathcore kepala tiga anjing dan prajurit setan

Setema dengan band post-hardcore kawula muda

15 October 2013

How To Make Your Logo Professional

Logo design is often seen as an easy job, you just need to mix the graphic and the text, and voila, you have a Logo. In reality there’s a lot more to it, which makes the whole process of creating a logo or corporate identity is a challange.
but this would not be a big problem, if we follow the basic rules in design a logo. Here is the rules / step:

A Design Brief is a most important element that you need to prepare before you design a logo. As you know, the Logo is the quick representation of your company, so you need to make a good design brief to describe to the designer all thing they probably need to know about your company.

The creative part is your designer duty, but make sure that you and your designer have the same concept of the Logo Design. Make sure that you both are walk in the same line and make sure you will go to the same direction.

It will make the whole process is more efficient and not wasting a time for you and your designer.

Vector graphics allow a design to be infinitely scaled to any size without losing any quality, whereas raster images that are made up of pixels will distort and become blurred when the size is altered. A vector logo file can be used for any purpose, whether it’s for tiny use on a receipt, or as a huge vinyl banner on the side of a building.

A brand guidelines document is like an instruction manual for your freshly baked logo, it tells you how it should be used and what best practices should be considered. For instance, the document might include details on what minimum dimensions the logo works at before becoming illegible, which version of the logo should be used on dark backgrounds and when it’s best to use the mono version.

That's it. I guess the rules are simple and easy to follow. Hope you'll get a great Logo for your company.

4 January 2013

How to Become Freelancer with 7 wonder steps

Not easy to do if we decide to stop working from traditional jobs and decided to work as a freelancer. Many people even decided to make it as a side job, not the main job. But not a few who really want to pursue the freelance world as his main job.

Not easy when we want to be a freelancer, especially if we do not know how to begin. Here I try to give you some advice How to Become Freelancer, based on my experince. It may not a complete guide, but i hope it can help for you to start your journey on Freelancer work.

1. Know what your skills
Many people do not really know what skills and talents. As a Freelancer, you should really know what areas to be your field. You can have the skills as a blog writer, SEO Expert, and also a jurnalist. You must choose one of those talents. This is so you can focus and be able to become expert on these skills.

2. Make sure again, what service will you sell (niche service).
For one talent area you select, develop longer a niche service. For example, I focus on the T-Shirt illustration services, and it became my niche service. Although I am ready to accept clients with a wide range of uses in the field of graphic design.

How To Become Freelancer - image take from www.glassdoor.com

3. Create a list of resources that you must have.
Starting to become a freelancer, supposing you start a new business or company. Fixed capital is needed there. But never be feared, the capital is not a constraint, which means if you have the passion and intention.

4. Discipline
Freelancer is not a completely free world. Be careful with your hours, you can just get a client from a different time zone area with you, but you still have to determine when you are working. 8-9 hours to 1-2 hours of rest remains a most ideal working hours. a plus point as a freelancer is you can determine when your working hours will begin. Be careful also with your PC / Laptop. Your computer can be very useful for working, but can also be used to share on Facebook what you would eat at Lunch, or Tweeted how beautiful your cat after you brush it fur. Once again, create a schedule for your daily life.

5. Find clients.
All the preparations will be useless, if you do not have a client. Find your clients. You can just make an offer service, and its portfolio or namecards that you can share with your potential clients via email or in person. You can use Facebook, Tweeter, tumblr, or many other social networking site. Marketing is necessary. You can also use sites that offer freelance jobs like Odesk.com, to find your clients.
The main thing is always to establish communication with your previous clients. Remember you are a freelancer. Use the excess was to provide a more personalized approach to your clients. treat them as a friend but still professional.Selalu ask if they have comments and suggestions for your business? If you do it right, you will have a lot of loyal clients, and the project will come alone without you pursue.

6. Always Update
Every moment has always found ways and new techniques in all things. In the world of graphic design, a few years ago, maybe people will impressed to the Logo with a lot Photoshop Effect, but now, simple is beautifull. Similarly, in the world of SEO. A few years ago, collecting backlinks may increase your website rank in google, but this time it could have actually negatively affect for your website's PR. Freelance is a world full of competition. Allways update your skills and knowledge in order not to lose the competition.

7. Do not be afraid to outsurce
Do not be afraid to share the project with other freelancers. Remember, you do not have the superpower to do everything. Divide the work that can be delegated to others, so you can be more focused to start a new project, or focus on certain details so that the project give the best results. Sharing project also gives you the opportunity to get to know many different people with different skills.

That's what i can share, happy freelance day.

14 February 2011

Logo Design

Here are some logo design I have made. most of this Logo is the rejected one and unused logo that I made for the Design contest on many websit. Just wanted to share that I made the logo portfolio, as well as promotion for my logo creation services.

Logo Design

There are still some portfolio logo remain to be uploaded, because of limited space and in order not to make this blog to be slow. But if anyone or the company wants to have a unique and attractive logos like corporate logos above. please contact me

6 December 2010

My First Death Metal Design

This is my illustration pack for a deathmetal band

This artwork is actually my old artwork, but recently I had uploaded now. Artwork sold it difficult initially, eventually sold to one of the technical death metal band local Balinese, with a package design typography logo. This is the first time I make typography with Death Metal style. Honestly initially a little hesitant as well to demand that the roots must satisfy each side of the font. During this style typography I've ever made, at best, leading to a style of post hardcore or thrash metal (because I do not like to play detail. Hehehhehehehe). But thankfully, the end result of my work, liked by clients. check this out

My First Creation on Death Metal Font
Metal, Hardcore, Technical Death Metal, Death Metal Font

This Is A mock up for the T-shirt.
Metal, Hardcore, Death Metal, Slamming